Western Australian Senate Results Finalised; One Nation Wins Second Seat

The Western Australian Senate election results have been finalised and announced by the Australian Electoral Commission.

The Liberals have won 5 seats, a loss of one. The former Defence Minister, David Johnston, who was dumped by Prime Minister Tony Abbott in December, 2014, has lost his seat.

The ALP has won 4 seats, re-electing its 3 sitting senators and returning Louise Pratt, who lost her seat in 2013.

Both Greens senators, Scott Ludlam and Rachel Siewert, have been re-elected. With the return of two Greens senators in Tasmania, the party may now be able to hold 9 of its 10 seats, with the second seat in Victoria remaining in doubt.

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has secured one seat. Rodney Culleton joins Pauline Hanson in winning the party’s second seat. A third seat is possible in NSW. Culleton is facing theft charges in the Perth Magistrates’ Court later this month. If convicted, he could be disqualified from taking up his seat.

The ALP won 28.26% of the statewide primary vote, up 6.73% from the 2014 re-run Senate election. The Liberals won 38.49%, up 4.43%. The Greens secured 10.53%, down 5.07%. One Nation polled 4.03% but did not contest the 2014 Senate re-run election.

The AEC preference distribution is shown at the end of this page.

Senate Count – Latest Update

This table shows only those States and Territories where Senate results have been declared. The dark-shaded rows at the top show the parties that make up the Coalition. The table will be updated as results become available.

Senate Results – 2016 Federal Election
Party NSW VIC QLD WA SA Tas ACT NT Total
— Liberal
5
4
9
— CLP
1
1
Coalition
5
4
1
10
A.L.P.
4
5
1
10
Greens
2
2
4
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
1
1
Jacqui Lambie Network
1
1
TOTAL
12
12
2
26

 

Media release from the Australian Electoral Commission.

Western Australia’s Senators have been decided

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced that the count for the election of twelve Senators for Western Australia was completed today.

The successful candidates for the twelve Senate vacancies for Western Australia are (in order of their election):

  1. CORMANN, Mathias – Liberal
  2. LINES, Sue – Australian Labor Party
  3. LUDLAM, Scott – The Greens (WA)
  4. CASH, Michaelia – Liberal
  5. STERLE, Glenn – Australian Labor Party
  6. SMITH, Dean – Liberal
  7. DODSON, Patrick – Australian Labor Party
  8. REYNOLDS, Linda – Liberal
  9. BACK, Chris – Liberal
  10. PRATT, Louise – Australian Labor Party
  11. CULLETON, Rodney Norman – Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
  12. SIEWERT, Rachel – The Greens (WA)

The Australian Electoral Officer for Western Australia, Marie Neilson said the distribution of preferences was conducted today to elect the twelve Senators.

“As with all aspects of the count, the automated distribution of preferences undertaken today was open to scrutineers appointed by the candidates,” Ms Neilson said.

All 2016 federal election results are available on the AEC tally room.
Declaration of the Poll

Ms Neilson said the formal Declaration of the Poll for the 2016 election of Senators for Western Australia will take place at 10:00 am on Tuesday, 2 August and will be held at the AEC’s State Office, Level 13, 200 St Georges Tce, Perth.

All candidates and the media are invited to attend. RSVPs are not required.

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